Recipes · Vegetables


Another wonderful cookbook received at Christmas was called Ottolenghi. They have a few shops/cafes in London and are known for delicious salads, breads, desserts and exciting flavours. I tried one of the eggplant recipes the other night.  Marinated aubergine with tahini and oregano. I’d run out of tahini so just made it with what I had- the lemon, garlic, chilli, herbs and olive oil with the richness of roasted eggplant was so good.
The two founders of Ottolenghi are both from Jerusalem, Sami from the Arab east and Yotam from the Jewish west. Their story is unusual and moving. They say much of their flavour inspiration is drawn from memories of childhood and streetfood. This is such an interesting book, keep an eye out for it and if anyone sees it in Sydney let me know as I have friends wanting to steal my copy kindly sent from the UK. Apparently it has been spotted in Melbourne…

3 thoughts on “Ottolenghi

  1. Sounds delicious! I’ve just looked it up on UK Amazon and it is on sale for around 16 pounds. Might order myself a copy. Wish I had known about this place before, was just in London and tried your other recommendation Inn Noodle. Really nice handmade noodles! Thank you, this will be a regular stop on future London trips.

  2. Me too! Will definitely be stopping by on the trip next year. re Inn Noodle: I love how easy it is to get to when you’re out and about for the day 😉 Glad you enjoyed it!

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